AMD has been having a tough run at the processor business as of late thanks to their friends at Intel. Where once the Athlon line of CPUs was the dominant one in terms of performance leaving the Pentium 4 in the dust, with the Core 2 Duo line of processors from Intel, those positions are now reversed.
Price cut after price cut, AMD has tried to stay competitive by trying to match or beat Intelâ€™s price/performance rates. Unfortunately this has left AMD without any higher priced processors, cutting their revenues dramatically. AMD is hoping that there is one area that they can creep into that Intel has not yet put their death grip: low power desktop and HTPC systems.